The Santa Barbara County Education Office is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director, Communications.
Knowledge and Skills: The position requires knowledge of: principles, methods, procedures and strategies related to public information, communications and community relations programs; legal mandates, policies, regulations and guidelines related to the distribution of news and public information; methods, techniques and procedures pertaining to the preparation of news releases, news copy, promotional brochures, electronic media and other informational materials; strategic planning and project management; traditional and social media marketing techniques; web page development, use and maintenance; computer-based software programs that support this level of work, including but not limited to advanced skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. Requires: well-developed knowledge of and skill at using English grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, spelling, editing and proofreading; strong human relations skills to network, enhance community partnerships, and collaborate with diverse individuals and groups; Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy; effective oral communication to speak in public, conduct meetings and make presentations.
*Additional information about the position can be obtained by viewing the Position Announcement on our website.
**We require all applicants to submit an application online via our website at: https://info.sbceo.org/fmi/webd/Classified%20Openings?homeurl=https://sbceo.org/hr
Apply by: 01/18/2019
Education and Experience: The position requires a Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Public Relations, Communications, or a closely related field and three years of experience in public relations. Masters Degree is preferred. Additional experience may be substituted for higher education.
About Santa Barbara County Education Office
The Santa Barbara County Education Office is an intermediate agency between the California State Department of
Education and the 20 school districts that are located within the county’s boundaries. Public school enrollment in
Santa Barbara County is 69,752 students. We provide business and information technology services to 20 school districts, one community
college, one Joint Powers Agreement (JPA), and our own internal services department.